Kyle Drennen

News Analyst

Kyle Drennen is a news analyst for the Media Research Center and a contributing writer to our NewsBusters blog. He joined the MRC in 2007 after graduating from Providence College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and political science.

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NBC Reporter: Google Search Would Have Told White House Bergdahl Was Controversial

Appearing on Wednesday's Andrea Mitchell Reports on MSNBC, NBC Pentagon correspondent Jim Miklaszewski offered a blunt response to the notion that the White House was "taken aback" by the ...
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NBC's Chuck Todd: White House Didn't Expect Critics to 'Swift Boat' Bergdahl

Acting as a stenographer on Wednesday's NBC Today, chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd parroted the Obama administration's new attack against critics of the Bowe Bergdahl prisoner ...
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Bowe Bergdahl: Peace Corps Volunteer or Killer Wanting to Rip Enemy's Face Off?

On Tuesday, MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports presented two very different accounts of what kind of soldier Bowe Bergdahl was, first as a disillusioned free spirit who wished he'd joined the ...
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NBC Hails 'Landmark' Minimum Wage Hike in Seattle as 'Historic Victory for Workers'

In a brief on Tuesday's NBC Today, news anchor Natalie Morales portrayed a minimum wage hike in Seattle as the first step toward a nationwide increase: "Well, with talks across the country ...
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NBC's Gregory to Ben Carson: 'Very Highly Charged' to Demand Gov't Follow Constitution

In an interview with Dr. Ben Carson for Meet the Press's web-based feature Press Pass, NBC host David Gregory dismissed Carson's call for "a government that placed the Constitution of the ...
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NBC and CBS Hosts See Prisoner Swap As 'Good Sign' of 'Diplomatic Breakthrough' With Taliban

While all three broadcast networks provided critical coverage of the Obama administration's decision to exchange five Taliban terrorists for American soldier Bowe Bergdahl, Meet the Press host ...
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NBC's Lauer Actually Grills Jay Carney: Has White House 'Endangered the Lives of All Americans?'

On Monday, NBC Today co-host Matt Lauer actually held outgoing White House Press Secretary Jay Carney's feet to the fire over the administration releasing five Taliban terrorists from ...
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Andrea Mitchell: VA Scandal 'Far More Serious' Than Obama's Other 'So-Called Scandals'

On her Friday 12 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show, host Andrea Mitchell joined fellow media liberals Stephen Colbert and Chris Matthews in labeling the VA scandal the first real scandal of the Obama ...
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NBC and CBS Tout 'Defiant' Hillary Clinton 'On Offense' Over Benghazi

On Friday, both NBC's Today and CBS This Morning dutifully promoted quotes from Hillary Clinton's new memoir leaked to Politico of the former Secretary of State blasting critics of her mishandling ...
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Brian Williams to Snowden: 'Did You Vote for President Obama? Did He Disappoint You?'

During his lengthy interview with NSA leaker Edward Snowden, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams found time to ask if the wanted fugitive was an Obama supporter: "Did you vote for President ...
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NBC's Williams: Shouldn't NSA Be 'On Guard for a Perversion' of Surveillance After 'Bush and Cheney'?

During a live webcast on NBCNews.com immediately following Wednesday's 10 p.m. ET airing of his interview with Edward Snowden, Nightly News anchor Brian Williams wondered why the National ...
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Networks Cheer 'Gladiator' Michelle Obama Combating GOP 'Playing Politics With Children's Health'

NBC, ABC, and CBS all hailed First Lady Michelle Obama attacking Republicans for trying to make her draconian school lunch mandate more flexible. At the top of Tuesday's NBC Nightly News, ...
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NBC Sees Controversy in Louisiana Abortion Bill With 'Broad Bipartisan Support'

At the top of Saturday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Lester Holt proclaimed: "Abortion battleground. The newest state to impose tougher requirements on doctors who perform the procedure. Protecting ...
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Only NBC's 'Today' Covers 'Embarrassing' and 'Potentially Dangerous Mistake' by White House

On Tuesday, only NBC's Today reported on the White House accidentally leaking the name of the CIA station chief in Kabul, Afghanistan, which correspondent Peter Alexander described as "an ...
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NBC Promotes Snowden Interview: Is He a 'Traitor' or 'Patriot'?

After news broke on Thursday that NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams landed an exclusive interview with NSA leaker Edward Snowden, the network began running promos wondering whether Snowden ...
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Andrea Mitchell to Democratic Congressman: 'Why Even Play the Game' of GOP's Benghazi 'Witch Hunt'?

At the top of her 12 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Thursday, host Andrea Mitchell proclaimed: "The Benghazi dozen, five Democrats now agreeing to join seven Republican inquisitors after failing ...
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NBC's 'Today' Gives More Time to Malia Obama Driving Than VA Scandal; ABC's 'GMA' Edits Out Criticism of President

A day after President Obama finally reacted to the Veteran's Affair scandal after weeks of silence, NBC's Today could only manage a couple news briefs on the development, totaling forty-seven ...
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MSNBC Panel Admits VA Scandal a 'Political Problem' for Obama, 'Confidence is Lost'

During a panel discussion on her 12 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Wednesday, host Andrea Mitchell wondered why President Obama chose to make a statement on the Veteran's Affairs scandal without ...
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NBC: Democrats Hoping for Bad GOP Candidates Watch 'Tea Party Fade' With 'Disappointment'

In a report for Tuesday's NBC Nightly News, political director Chuck Todd offered an obituary for the Tea Party based on a handful of expected primary losses and sympathized with Democrats ...
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NBC's Guthrie Hits Clay Aiken from the Left: Why Aren't You Pushing Gay Marriage More?

Pressuring Democratic congressional candidate and former American Idol contestant Clay Aiken from left during an interview on Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie fretted that the ...